Half-Day Helicopter Great Barrier Reef Trip
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This trip is aboard Nautilus Heli Fleet, a Jet Helicopter with a maximum of 6 divers. It is for 1 day, and allows 1 dive.
Departure is from Cairns General Aviation, Cairns at 12:30 PM Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, return time 3:50 PM.
Do you have a limited amount of time and want to make the most of your short stay in Cairns? Here’s the only way to get out to the outer barrier reef in only a half a day.
Not only that, but you get to combine a breathtaking view of the reef from the air, with a chance to explore underwater on the same day.
You will fly out with Nautilus Aviation to join up with Down Under Dive's boat, Evolution. The 20-minute scenic flight will give you a great look at the reef from above. You'll then have 15 minutes time on the reef, then enjoy another scenic flight home via another route to see more of the beautiful Great Barrier Reef.
Nautilus Aviaition has a fleet of 23 top of the range helicopters of all sizes that it uses for it's flights to and from the reef. They select the helicopter to use based on the number of passengers, the weight being flown and the flight conditions.
The helicopters have capacity that ranges from 3 to 7 passengers, and include Bell, Robinson, Eurocopter and Squirrels.
mask, Snorkel, Fins (with Snorkel price only)
2 hours exploring the Great Barrier Reef
scenic helicopter flight to/from the reef
all dive gear (with Dive price only)
tropical buffet lunch
About Nautilus Aviation
Nautilus Aviation began in 1993 from a historic World War 2 hangar in Townsville airport, since then this locally owned company has grown into one of the premier helicopter operators in Australia. They have expanded and now have bases in Cairns, Darwin, Townsville, Horn Island and Weipa, and their fleet is one of the largest and most versatile in the northern regions of Australia. Besides tourism they deliver commercial services to all sorts of corporate clients, and often operate in the most remote parts of Australia.